Happy Tuesday, everyone. While yesterday was my dreaded surgical consultation regarding my impending surgery, I‘m finding myself unable to write about it just yet as I’m still processing a lot of the information from my appointment. Sleep was not in last night’s plan, apparently due to the inability to turn the days events off in my head so I’m a bit foggy this morning. For today, I thought I’d share something lighthearted, like my trip to Chicago this past weekend.
Colin Hay’s concert on Saturday was worth every penny spent in parking fees (for those of you who haven’t been to Chicago lately, paying to park your vehicle in the city is kind of like being drained of your blood by a vampire) He arrived on stage promptly at 8 PM and the show didn’t end until after 10.
There’s something about listening to an artist perform without a band. The amazing acoustical sound of a guitar and nothing else. Colin played a song from one of his more recent albums which quickly became my favorite of the evening. I was able to find a video of him performing it (elsewhere) on YouTube. You can give it a listen while you’re reading the rest of the post, if you’d like. Consider it your Mood Music for the Day
My husband and I stayed at the new Radisson Blu Hotel (thank you for the sweet deal, Groupon.) Here is what the outside of the hotel looks like:
Staying at The Radisson Blu reminded me of that old cartoon The Jetsons.
All that was missing was Rosie the Robot Housekeeper.
Here’s a couple of photos of the bar.
The photo on the left was taken from the table we were sitting at in the bar. The all glass tabletops have flameless tea light candles underneath; small lights hang from the ceiling. The entire bar was decked out in highly polished silver, gold and white.
The lobby had a fireplace along the entire wall, lit with small flames down the entire length of it. Beautiful vases of pink lilies lined every table. The vases looked as though they were hovering above the glass.
No photos of our room, but it had some pretty funky furniture and futuristic doors. They hung from some sort of pulley system and glided back and forth, closing one area while unveiling another.
Definitely the most visually interesting hotel I’ve ever stayed at. The only downside was the fact that we could hear every little noise outside our room. It was though we were hosting a party that we hadn’t been invited to. The ice machine was steps away and the elevators were within feet of our door. Should you ever decide to stay at this particular hotel, be sure to ask for a room that is NOT located within this obvious party zone.
I hope you all had a great weekend. I will be spending the remainder of my week getting various pre-operative tests out of the way and figuring out potential dates for surgery. Tell me, if you had to have major surgery, what time of year would you consider the least intrusive? Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter?